IWRC Basic Training in California

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to head to Anderson, California to teach the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course offered by IWRC (International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council).  When I left Winnipeg Friday morning, the temperature here was -15 degrees C and landed in California to a wonderful spring like temp of +15 degrees C.  However, I couldn’t believe that Northern California gets snow, cold temperatures and  many wildlife species like us.  I always like to visit another rehab centre to see their wildlife enclosures and new ideas we could use.  Currently, the wildlife centre was closed to the public and had only a few species in care.  Their busy spring season may be starting soon.  They were caring for a dark phase Red-tailed Hawk and a small Screech Owl. On our way to the airport, we made a quick stop to the Sundial Bridge.  If you’re in Redding, definitely take a look.   I had a wonderful time with my class of 13 and to Vicki and Angela who chauffeured me around town.  The IWRC Basic Course is heading to Regina, Saskatchewan on March 24th and 25th.  There may be a few spots available so contact the IWRC at for more information.


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